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Moon Light World Map

The map below shows where the Moon is visible from the Earth, depending on weather conditions and moon phases.
The white dot Moon symbol symbolizes the position of the Moon, and the yellow sun Sun symbol symbolizes the position of the sun.

Map showing which part of the Earth the Moon is currently above the horizon at.

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Map notes

  • The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 02:46:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.

Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 4%

Previous phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 02:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 38' South, Longitude: 156° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.49 meters/second, 1528.1 km/hour, 949.5 miles/hour or 825.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.9"15.83 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 23' 56.6"949.25 miwest0° 07' 25.2"8.51 misouth948.96 mi
24 hours14° 36' 23.3"962.92 mieast2° 21' 06.1"161.75 misouth969.93 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraWed 1:46 PM989 km615 miles534 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CairnsWed 12:46 PM1123 km698 miles606 nmWest W
BrisbaneWed 12:46 PM1140 km709 miles616 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NoumeaWed 1:46 PM1178 km732 miles636 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port VilaWed 1:46 PM1273 km791 miles688 nmEast E
Port MoresbyWed 12:46 PM1339 km832 miles723 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Wed 1:46 PM1869 km1161 miles1009 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Canberra *Wed 1:46 PM2081 km1293 miles1124 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenWed 2:46 PM2219 km1379 miles1198 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SuvaWed 2:46 PM2343 km1456 miles1265 nmEast E

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